It's Thursday, which under my new rules means it is time for my mid-week progress report. Unfortunately, there isn't much progress to report, as my weight loss so far this week is a measly 0.2 lbs.
Funnily enough, I would have been delighted with a 0.2lb loss a few weeks ago, but this week I know it could have been better. To explain, let's go back to the beginning...
Monday was my last day off before starting at a new hospital on Tuesday. I was still having trouble regulating sleep, but went to bed quite early Sunday, so managed to get up earlyish on Monday. I was good throughout the day, sticking with the diet, and even went out for a run in the evening.
However, for some reason, I found it impossible to sleep on Monday night. I don't know if its because I'd slept a lot the night before, or because my metabolism was up after the run, but I was wide awake. And inexplicably, at about 4.30 in the morning I went down to the local 24-hr store and had myself a mini binge.
What a waste of a good day! I ended up with a burger and chips (or fries), a magnum ice cream, two chocolate bars, and bag of crisps (or chips). Not only was that bad for the weight loss, but that hit of sugar kept me awake for the rest of the night, so I was completely out of it for my first day!
Luckily I managed to get through it, and Tuesday I was very strict on the diet. Yesterday I had a protein-only day, but did eat quite a lot of chicken. I had planned on running yesterday evening (in anticipation of this weight check), but was just too weary.
So there it is - one run, one binge, and two fairly good days = a loss of 0.2 lbs. I now have that to beat before Monday...which surely can't be that hard, right?
On the plus side, my sleep pattern seems to have regulated itself a bit by now - although just my luck, I'm down to do a 15-hr night shift on Saturday, so no doubt that will throw me right out of whack again! (Or maybe, I've been subconsciously training for it all along?) Also I've also just got back in from my second run this week, so that's already double the exercise I did last week!